Flower Gardening

Published on July 7th, 2014 | by Backyards Made Better

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How To Create Blue Hydrangeas



Imagine how disappointed I was last summer when my Hydrangeas bloomed to a pale yellow blue color. The blooms looked anemic.  It made me sad that I would not get to enjoy my favorite color of flower for the summer.

To make sure this summer that they come back to their colorful glory I did a little research last Fall on how to turn hydrangeas pink or blue.

I knew that the pH acidity of the soil changes the color of the blooms, but since mine have always been the color I desired, I never paid much attention.

I read that pH is a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution. Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Pure water has a pH very close to 7.  

Reading that made my head spin – say what?

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3 Responses to How To Create Blue Hydrangeas

  1. Ruth Magnus Ruth Magnus says:

    Iron.

  2. Sandra Britton Sandra Britton says:

    Ihave some of these in my yard beautiful

  3. Joyce Jo-Mama Carlton Joyce Jo-Mama Carlton says:

    Beautiful

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